First your stay length – If coming for Business stay for  2-3 days, then the the cost advantages are very low. But, the cost difference can be as much as 20% to 35% if coming for one month/monthly or more  . Not only the tariffs lower, but service apartments in Pune  are charge GST 12% only. Hotels charge higher 18-28%.The number of business travelers – The cost difference for the single traveler or family travelers may not be very large for a short duration (1-3 days). But there is a big saving on per head basis if you are travelling in a group for long stay project. The advantages IS more space but less cost  are of course a given. Food – There is a 50-60% cost advantage of homely made food with “Thali” basis meals versus ordering in from the restaurant of an expensive hotel and we cant eat daily more oily food . Some service apartments in Pune come with kitchens that give you the ability to cook your own meals but for long stays guest only. In addition, most of the service apartments in Pune provide complimentary breakfast and all meals and laundry facilities.